by Enrica Ferrero
APR 2014 | Music
The first thing I think when the six members of Tinariwen come on stage is that they are a good-looking band. Not in a teen heartthrob kind of wayindeed, after watching them play for over an hour, I still dont know what most of the musicians look likebecause theyre wearing the traditional long robes of the Tuareg people of Northern Africa.
by Matthew Paul Olmos
OCT 2015 | Theater
When we think of Taylor Mac, what do we see? An immediate rush of beautiful colors and wild theatrics, creations grand in both presentation and content. From A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, in which he engages the audience in exploring how communities are built (“through dire circumstances”) while performing a concert revue of our last twenty-four decades of music, to The Lily’s Revenge, a five-act, five-hour piece with a cast of forty with each act directed by a different director, Taylor approaches theater with absolute abandon.